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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
for the future. >>> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suu kyi has called on india to support her country as it moves towards democracy. aung san suu kyi made the call in new delhi, india, on wednesday where she's visiting for the first time in 25 years. she asked india to support the people of myanmar as they continue to strive toward their goal of creating a democratic state. >> as long as our peoples remain bound in understanding and mutual respect, the friendship between our two countries will last far into the future. >> in a speech she cited her own close relationship with india, referring to the period when she lived there. at that time her mother was serving as then burma's ambassador to india. ahead of the lecture she exchanged views with india's prime minister singh about the process of bringing democracy to myanmar. >>> afghanistan produces more than 80% of opium circulating around the world and trade in the drug threatens to destabilize the entire region. politicians from several nations have been meeting in the pakistani capital islamabad to discuss ways to tackle the problem
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
stay ahead of the growth. instead of trying to catch up and make order out of chaos. >> trucks in india averaged just 21 kilometers per hour. that makes transporting perishable food a big challenge. public transport systems are also out of date. cities like delhi are growing too quickly. >> innovative transportation concepts are required to prevent cities from collapse, but only a few asian cities have already laid ground to cope with future needs. >> one theme at the asia-pacific conference of german business is that the infrastructure of asian cities needs to be completely reexamined. everything from roads to electricity. >> there is not enough capacity for power generation here. that has to be improved, and in the delivery of electricity, there are losses of up to 25% between the power station and the customer. >> german companies hope to play a role in upgrading and expanding the infrastructure. >> still to come, who are the next rulers of china? >> and how a german university is relocating to the red sea. >> we will be back in one minute with more. >> stick around. >> welcome back.
PBS
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
including japan, china, and india joined them at the summit. they issued a joint kmun ka that said they hope to reach agreement by the end of 2015. leader from japan, china, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree on how to eliminate tariffs and they're still divided on other issues such as whether they will allow exempt
PBS
Nov 21, 2012 6:30pm PST
of congolese soldiers and hundreds of policemen had defected to the rebels. and that india has executed the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 bombe attacks -- bombay attacks. he was hanged in a prison in india. he was one of 10 gunman who launched terrorist attacks four years ago this month, killing 166 people. >> time to get to sports now. in soccer, there was a full slate of champions league group stage games tuesday night. in group f, bayern munich split the points with valencia, meaning they are through to the knockout states. >> in group, barcelona was victorious. >> chelsea's defeat has led the team put the chances of regression hanging by a thread. >> no wonder then that the club has set its coach. he only took over the team back in march and led it to the champions league last season, but in a statement on its website today, chesley said recent performances and results were simply not good enough -- chelsea said recent performances and results were simply not good enough. i'm only a win will do. a draw would leave them having to leave their last match to get through. >> the sq
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
test operations next month at 80ss extraction facility in southern india. exports will begin next year. that's all for business news this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> it's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans into place. representatives hopeful met with supporters of independent candidate. they began crafting a common platform. they will select a candidate. now recent opinion polls suggest that opposition candidates must join forces to upset the ruling party candidate. she said disputed islands in the sea of japan's are southern territory and not the subject of any negotiations. japan claims the islands control them. she was positive toward the idea of a free trade agreement toward japan. negotiations have been suspended since 2004. >> translator: japan is an important friend of south korea. a free trade agreement would help increase economic cooperation between the two countries. >> park had previously referred to north korea and stressed her country would not tolerate provocations such as nuclear missile
PBS
Nov 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
neighboring countries. vietnam has been taking similar steps as the philippines and india is taking counter measures. >> translator: don't read too much into the new design. we'll discuss this matter with related countries so people can cross borders freely. >> reporter: for the philippines and other countries it's difficult not to see the change as a china's two intentions especially as the countries making moves to get control over the south china sea. in july china formed a new body that governs the disputed islands in the south china sea. the new ordinance underpins the central government's hard line strategy. china's to leadership changed hands this month and the new regime is showing no sign of easing its tough stance on issues involving the philippines and other neighbors. >>> more low cost airlines began operating this year out of japan's airport. to succeed they have to overcome a serious problem. pil >> reporter: pilot training by a low cost company. it costs more than $1.2 million to train a pilot so budget airlines try to cut costs by hiring pilots already licensed. to expand th
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the world. people in southern regions of india are dealing with heavy rain. mayo show gee joins us with the latest. >> this is due to the influence of the cyclonic storm which has made landfall. let me show you a video coming up from these regions. wednesday evening it made landfall and reported a maximum wind speed of 75 alcohol tears per hour error you can see those trees really swaying. the good news is that there's no significant damage that has been reported related from this storm system. but schools and colleges will be closed in the surrounding areas throughout your thursday. if we can pull back i can show you this storm will be moving inland as a deep depression. it has downgraded already. but the rainfall accumulation is going to be some staggering amounts the next few days, probably about 200 millimeters on top what was we have already been seeing in and around this area, more than 100 millimeterth in the past 24 hours has been falling. so the ground is very, very loose. any kind of additional rain fall could trigger flash flooding and further landslides across east regi
PBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
. the victims were from india. one other person was wounded. police say the bombs were homemade and placed by roadsides. the country's largest opposition group issued a statement denouncing violence and called for transparent investigation into the attacks. muslim residents have been staging rallies to demand more rights. a sunni royal family rules the country. >>> israel's prime minister said again and again he's willing to use military force to stop iran from making a nuclear weapon. two years ago benjamin netanyahu took them to the brink of a strike. he met with senior ministers and advisors. the armed forces chief of staff reportedly opposed the plan. he argued that the military lacked the capability to have a successful strike. he pushed him to get an agreement. they both retired last year. they have been vocal critics of netanyahu ever since. he told the u.n. general assembly he could set a deadline of next is summer at the latestr iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> afghan leaders are preparing for the withdrawal of u.s. troops in 2014. government officials have begun a new progra
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm PST
from ancient mines in india. it sold to an anonymous telephone bidder. it is the highest price per carry -- carat ever paid for a colorless diamond and well above the pre-sale estimate. >> we have to take a break, but when we come back, we will hone in on a country where the cash is not flowing so readily -- spain. >> after the break, we will touch on another challenge. >> that's in a minute. >> welcome back. the spanish government might soon have another problem to add to its plate. recent polls show that more than half of the citizens in the catalonia region want to break away from spain all together. >> if the party wins in elections, it could put more pressure on madrid for independence. catalonia is located in the country's northeast. its economy is strong, especially when compared to the rest of the country. many citizens and business leaders feel they are contributing more than they are getting back from their government. >> barcelona, the capital of catalonia, is an economic powerhouse. the regional push for independence is not just about ideology -- there's a lot of money
PBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm PST
its way off here towards the north. but around bangladesh and eastern india, going into the early part of next week, you'll be wanting to watch this. going to be some heavy rainfall coming out of it. as far as temperatures, though, hong kong with a high of 22 on your saturday, chongqing at 20, minus 6 in ulan bator, and over here towards tokyo, getting down to 15. but once again, going into sunday, even monday, it is going to be getting much chillier than that, highs only going to be around 10 degrees. over towards the americas, high pressure is dominating. what that means, big capping dome here of clear skies is on tap. some cool temperatures, but it's going to be fairly nice here going through your weekend. across the west coast, though, not so much the case. we have a few pacific storm systems pushing onshore here bringing with it some heavy rainfall, reducing visibilities out across the areas. if you're flying out of vancouver, seattle, even san francisco, check your flights out ahead of time. they could be delayed or canceled. and then farther inland, skiers are going to be happy.
PBS
Nov 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
hospitality. they include rising numbers of muslim too. from the middle east, india and other parts of southeast asia. one of the annual events shows what the island has to offer muslim guests. visiting the fair, threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. >> it's a big concern for muslims when they travel. with that in mind, halal means permissible. >> this restaurant has -- diners can eat with confidence it uses only permitted ingredients with no pork or alcohol. many tourists find the frequent halal signs reassured. >> i think it's the best place. it has a lot of halal food, restaurants. it's a very nice place. >> a new type of islamic culture has also opened. this hotel we're coming into muslim guests features prayer mats and signs pointing to mecca. it also has copies of the koran available. the hotel is located -- it boasts a restaurant and rooms. it has islamic designs to appeal to muslims. >> translator: since we opened this islamic hotel last year, the number of guests is increasin
PBS
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
neighboring countries have also reacted sharply to the chinese passport map. vietnam and india have taken similar countermeasures. the waters around the disputed islands in the south china sea are believed to hold large reserves of oil and natural gas. >>> china's rise. wealth, power and problems. an income gap divides its people. pollution threatens their health. and disputed seas strains relations with neighbors. find out the problems china faces on "newsline." >>> south korean leaders are looking to their counterparts in china to put pressure on north korea. a top envoy from the south is visiting beijing amid signs beonyang may soon attempt another missile long. lim sung-nam is the chief negotiate over pyongyang's nuclear problem. he'll meet with officials including the chair of the six-party talks on the north korean program. he'll likely ask china to persuade the north to skrapt launch. u.s. analysts said recent satellite photos said pyongyang may fire another missile. north korean military leaders launched what they called a satellite from the same pace in april. western intelligenc
PBS
Nov 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
-- great uses, such as maybe elephants in india or, um, horses in places that don't use engines and, um, vehicles such as tractors. >> i think tax dollars should be used for evacuating animals from disasters because animals don't exactly have the intelligence we do. so they can't really help themselves. they need help more than we do. >> uh, yeah. i think there is too much animal abuse in this country. and, um, when i have to pay taxes, that's what i want it to go towards. >> most of the teens we spoke to agree. they say spend the money, save the pets. if this issue is important to you, look into joining the efforts of animal rescue organizations, such as the aspca. >> this report is brought to you by yahoo! digital crave. >> we're not even close to the holidays, and yet there is a ton of new tech available -- games, gadgets, and gear to get excited about. so, here's a look at some fall highlights. we'll start off with the best-selling computer game "mists of pandaria," the latest expansion to "world of warcraft." this is the number-one subscription-based massively multiplayer role-play
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